Suicide, Depression, and Mental Illness: Celebrities Aren’t Immune

The 15-year-old daughter of pop legend Michael Jackson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on June 5th after an apparent suicide attempt. Her mother, Debbie Rowe, told Entertainment Tonight that Paris had cuts on her wrists. While it’s too early to speculate exactly what led to Paris’ possible suicide attempt, she did show someContinue reading “Suicide, Depression, and Mental Illness: Celebrities Aren’t Immune”

Robin Williams: The Unforeseen Tragedy

With the recent passing of Actor/Comedian Robin Williams, many questions have been asked as to the reason why.  Why didn’t he get help?  Why didn’t someone recognize what was going on in his life? Why did this happen?  And, the list goes on…   Like many suicides, the signs were not recognized and it isContinue reading “Robin Williams: The Unforeseen Tragedy”

Spotting the Signs of a Depressive Episode!

Learning to spot your depression symptoms can help you prevent a downward spiral. Here’s how to get more in tune with yourself. With many conditions or illnesses, you know when you’re feeling sick. You start experiencing pain or discomfort, burn with fever, or just ache all over. But when you have a mental illness likeContinue reading “Spotting the Signs of a Depressive Episode!”

7 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone With Depression

Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s only natural to go through rough periods when you need some cheering up. But depression is more than feeling a little blue, and people struggling with depression need the right kind of loving support. That’s why it helps to know what to say — and whatContinue reading “7 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone With Depression”

How to Boost Your Self-Image

Major depression causes an overwhelming sadness, and it can change how you feel about yourself, often leading to low self-esteem and a negative self-image. During depression, you may look in the mirror and have a hard time finding anything to feel positive about. “How a person views themselves can tip from a ‘glass half-full’ toContinue reading “How to Boost Your Self-Image”